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"The very existence of poetry should make us laugh. What is it all about? What is it for?"
“El subtítulo ‘Modelo para armar’ podría llevar a creer que las
diferentes partes del relato, separadas por blancos, se proponen como piezas permutables.”
Maybe he was just trying to be provocative. I make statements of this kind all the time but I don't really mean them. I just aim to make people see things in a different way.
No. I think this revealed what English professors of a certain generation thought. It was clear from the context that Trilling had never heard of any Latin American writer at all.
"Who is the Tolstoy of the Colombians?"
Given that Tolstoy is the Balzac of the Russians, that's an interesting question, indeed. :-)
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